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Chief Information and Technology Officer

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Stockton on Tees
£99,891 to £114,949 a year Pro rata per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you our new Chief Information and Technology Officer/SIRO? An opportunity has arisen at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust for a highly visible leader with an engaging and empowering leadership style and a strong drive for continuous improvement within the information, technology and digital setting.

The successful person will form an integral part of the Executive team, working to the Managing Director they will be responsible for development and execution of the Digital Strategy.

We are looking for someone that has experience of providing strategic and technical I& TS advice to the NHS or comparable organisations and a Track record of delivering large scale change and knowledge of quality improvement methodologies and evidence.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide expert advice and accurate, timely reporting on all technological and information requirements and act as the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) for the Trust, guiding the Managing Director and to the Board of Directors and Executive team in ensuring the achievement of Trust wide objectives, targets and contracts.

The appointed person provide leadership on and manage complex technology issues across the entire Trust and lead the overall delivery of the Digital Strategy working closely with the Chief Clinical Information Officer and Clinical Safety Officer.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We recruit for values and Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will have responsibility for all of the Trusts Digital portfolio working to the principles of:
  • doing the basics brilliantly continually improving our core platforms and infrastructure
  • doing things once take every opportunity to provide solutions, processes, ideas and learning that is done once for both hospitals and community services
  • do the hard work to make things simple getting better at thinking about things from the users point of view and ensure the digital solution deliver benefits for clinical and corporate services.
  • Be the best you that you can be grow our work in respecting each other, being transparent about what we do, being civil to each other and respecting diversity in all forms. Great people build high performing teams.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Master's Degree level or equivalent specialist qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development


  • Management or business qualification at a level appropriate for the seniority of the post

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of providing strategic and technical I& TS advice to the NHS or comparable organisations
  • Track record of delivery at Director/Senior management level, including exposure at Board


  • Experience of working at senior level in a large complex organisation (in or outside the NHS) leading on digital, IT and information services

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital of North Tees

University Hospital of North Tees

Stockton on Tees

TS19 8PE

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